Farmers are disproportionately affected by a changing climate, but also leading from the land to find solutions across all scales and modalities of production. As cross-sector transformation begins to unfold, there has never been a more important time for farmers to convene in discussion, education, and engagement on how to create a sustainable and resilient agricultural future.
The National Farmer’s Union – Region 8 in collaboration with the Northern Co-Hort invites farmers, ranchers, and eaters of all stripes to join us for a Peace Region Climate Change Round Table on January 20th, 2021. Topics covered will include regional adaptation and mitigation efforts, along with farmer-generated policy work that can make a difference. Presentation will be interspersed with discussion and question periods.
Click here to register on Zoom. (attach hyperlink: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ofu2qpzgtG9HYzeMkGpqCWSOfReNlB0Bm)
Date: January 20th, 2021
Time: 1PM-2:30PM MST
Previous policy discussions on climate in BC and Canada have identified several key areas of engagement and action for agriculture, including:
– Electrification of on-farm energy sources
– Carbon sequestration and long-term soil health
– Farmland protection, including greenbelt and grasslands
– Organic-conventional hybrid cropping systems
– Best management practices for fertilizer use and livestock integration
– Establishment of education hubs and independent advisory bodies to oversee technical transitions
Learn more about the NFU’s work on climate action in agriculture at nfu.ca/climate.